Questions tagged [google-docs]

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Google docs doesn't let me open a doc offline says ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED

I have gone to google drive and selected cogwheel -> settings -> checked "offline" Within the document in its "offline status" button it says: This document is ready for ...
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In Google Docs, can I highlight a few words or a dozen words and convert it to a table?

For example, if I listed some items in Google Docs: Cherry Blossom Mushroom Pine cone, Acorn Maple leaf Snowflake and now I want to highlight them and convert them to a table with 5 rows with each ...
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How do you get the administrator effect off your computer so nothing is bloced on your computer

Is there anyway to remove the administrator or like overpower it I have look everywhere but it seems like there is no possible way
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Add comment to Google Docs

I'm working on an assignment for school that requires me to add comments to my work using Google Docs. (see photo) (comment1). The problem is I don't know how to add a comment so that it shows up in ...
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Setting up hanging indent in paragraph

I have found in the documentation references to first line indent or end indent for a paragraph. But how do I set a hanging indent using Google Apps Script?
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Automatically update inserted sheets cells in Google Docs

I have a Google Doc which has linked cells to Google Sheets. I want to type a Script that automatically updates the document whenever the cells in Google Sheets are changed (it receives answers from a ...
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How did Brud.Fyi link their custom domain to a Google Doc?

How did Brud.fyi make their site a Google Doc? http://brud.fyi/ Point Nine did similar - http://pointnine.com/
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Errant line spacing issue with new Docs, ignoring 'Add space after paragraph' on page break

New documents have suddenly started exhibiting strange behaviour, and I cannot for the life of me figure it out. The main symptom is that on the page break, there is no gap between paragraphs. This is ...
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Entering a “Tab” character into Google Docs, when your document has columns

I am working with a two-column document in Google Docs. The 1st column is a field description. In the 2nd, wider column, I have free text to complete the field information. In this column, I have ...
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How to make an object viewable in print layout only

I'm creating a Google Docs template, and I'd like to set content in the header and footer that is only viewable in print layout (and when the doc is printed or exported to PDF), but is not visible ...
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Google Docs footer error

I got the below script for automatic "last edited" timestamp in the footer of a Google Document. function lastEdited() { var doc = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument(); var id = doc.getId(); ...
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How to view a graph of links between Google Docs in GSuite

Say I have 3 docs A, B, C and there's a link to B and C from A. Is there some way to visualise this relationship in a graph. This is pretty similar to links between webpages. Sitebulb can do it for ...
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Google Docs: trying to get a heading section to stay on the same page as the previous text

I'm working on a google docs project and which has a lot of headings followed by lists. For instance, a heading with ten references and then another section of normal text. What I would LIKE to happen ...
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Are there ways to make Google Docs page layout more stable across browser & platform?

When I open a Google Doc on different computers, or even different browsers on the same computer, the line, column, & page breaks often (but not always) change. When I use "download" to ...
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Google file/folder in multiple location editing from different folders

I was wondering if I had a doc A that was saved in two separate folder locations, if there was a way for me to edit the document in one folder and the edits would also show in the other saved doc A in ...
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Export full revision history of Google Doc

Is there a way to export the entire revision history of a Google Doc? I am imagining the output being something like a spreadsheet that, for each edit, lists the date of the edit, the user who made ...
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On google docs… how can I make the word * i * autocorrect to the uppercase

If I am writing a novel for instance, what should I do to ease my writing because google docs preferences are not adjusting my works? So I don't waste time going back to edit or so I don't need to ...
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Toolbar disappeared

I am new to Chromebook and Google Docs. I have started to use and learn both. The toolbar disappeared when I open existing document. The same thing happens when I open a new one.
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How to remove horizontal page-break line (dotted and bold) that appear on tables in Google Docs?

Background I used a method described in this answer by downloading the Chrome plugin User JavaScript & CSS by adding the following code: .kix-page-compact::before{ border-top: none; } As a ...
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How to export a Confluence page to Google Docs and apply Template

I would like to export Confluence page(s) directly as a Google Doc and apply Google Docs Templates at the same time. I expected that others would have done this but a google search has been unable to ...
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How to automatically convert some text into url's?

i'm wondering is in Google Docs possibility to automatically convert some text into url's? For example, i'd like to convert all words "Google" into Google for this moment i found some ...
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Is my manuscript too big for my computer to handle?

I'm an author working from an HP Probook 440 G5. I've been writing in Google Docs for about a year, and I'm almost done with my first book's second draft, which I hope to show to a professional ...
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Irritation caused by Google-docs autosave notification blinking

How can I disable auto-save notification (document status at the top of the screen) ? It always distracts me during typing even irritated by flickering . If you start to pay attention to that, the ...
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Google Docs: random input suggestion location (macOS)

Whenever I try to type in a language that has input suggestion/predictive candidates (i.e. Japanese, Chinese) in Google Docs, the location of the suggestion box appears in random places(figure 1). ...
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Create and link new Google document in one step

I'm trying to use Google Docs to organize some information. To do this, I need to create a bunch of documents and have a link to each document in another document. This level of organization is ...
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Is there a way to avoid cell border being replicated accross two pages in Google Docs?

The table is at the bottom of the page and when the content increases the table spans to the next page: But the border of the first row (the red border) is replicated in the second page also, is ...
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Is there any way to limit editing in Google Docs?

I'm looking for any way to set the character limit in Google Docs (specifically MS Word-like text processor). So, for example, I have a cell in the table and I want to only allow putting 2000 ...
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How to transfer Google Docs from GSuite to a personal gmail account?

I'd like to transfer all my docs from a GSuite (used to be called Google Apps) account to a personal google one. I see plenty of examples of how to move documents between GSuite accounts, or how to ...
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Image-Video Hybrid [ Google Slides ]

I have always loved the idea of a video format that has "Markers" or certain points in the video that have some special significance. Recently I made an animated video for a product, and I ...
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Share google document with everyone under certain domain

Google Docs allows to share the document with people and groups (title of the share dialog basically). But I'm presented with separate email addresses in autocomplete dropdown. I would like to share ...
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How to link a word to some part of my document?

Suppose in my Google Docs document I write the definition of a word. 5 pages later, I write that word. I want to be able to click in that word and the document take me back to the definition, written ...
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Retaining document focus within Google Docs

I'm experiencing an odd problem with Chrome and Safari. More specifically, if: I am zoomed in on a document in Google Docs (i.e. two-finger pinch on the trackpad) I'm using the US International ...
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How do you delete documents for good on Google Docs?

I have documents on Google Docs that I either don't want or need. However, when I delete them, leave the site, and then return, they're still there, like I haven't deleted them at all. If you know the ...
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Why am I not seeing voice typing option in Google Docs?

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10. I am asked to prepare a document on Google Docs and they are suggesting using voice typing from "Tools" menu of Google Docs, but I can't find such ...
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How do I replace a paragraph break (i.e. Enter) with a Shift+Enter character in Google Docs?

That is, what regexes do I place in these two boxes I have read Syntax for Unicode characters in regexes in Google Sheets? to no avail. I found from one answer that [\n] matches paragraph mark. Now ...
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Remove blank page on Google Docs

I have a simple 2-column table resume Google Document. For some reason, there is a blank page below it. If I click on the empty page and press Backspace nothing changes. I enabled the border of the ...
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Get share link of multiple files into a google doc

beginner question but if I wanted to have the answer for this but output the list as a Google Doc and not a spreadsheet how would I do it please? I'd just like one filename per line, hyperlinked to ...
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How to list all references to bookmarks used in the document

Is there a way to show all locations where a bookmark link is inserted into a Google Doc? Ideally, it would list all bookmark references in all documents I use in my Google Drive, not just the ...
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How to force Google Docs “Replace URL with its title” on heading links to instead replace the URL with heading text

I need to be able to more efficiently change a link to the heading text the link points to, without having to do cumbersome steps. This a workaround for the more ideal feature that, as of 2020-05-...
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Google Docs new blank document has default indent from left margin

I'm looking for help with Google Docs. Every time I begin a new document, the left margin or indent markers are indented before I even start typing. This means that I end up with my text away from ...
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How can I add Keyboard Shortcut to run a script in Google Docs?

For everyday work log, I've enhanced script from this link but it's a tedious task to do using the touchpad. If there's a way I can call the script using the keyboard shortcut. It'd be much faster and ...
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Google sheets: How can I show the pages in reverse order

I have a google sheet. I would like to add notes at the end of the doc every time I write. I would like to avoid scrolling down all the way (it's 100+ pages length). How can I show it in reverse ...
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Offline version history in Google Docs

I have a document that I'd like to edit offline (e.g. on a long airplane flight). I would like a way to restore changes that I'd made while offline, in the event that I accidentally delete a portion ...
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Google Docs - Automatic Links/Macros to Section Numbers

I'm not sure the proper terms for what I'm trying to do, but essentially, consider if I have the following headers in my document: 1. Section a. Sub-Section b. Sub-Section c. Sub-Section 1. ...
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How do I make double-line horizontal table borders in Google Docs?

I want to get a double-lined horizontal border for my table in Docs, like Word has. How do I do it?
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How to get a PDF copy of a “view only” Google Docs' file?

Is there any way to get a copy (any format, PDF, image, ect) of GDOC file you can only view online but you can't download, print, make a copy?
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How to crop images in Google Docs permanently?

I write technical blogs for which I frequently need to take screenshots of my screen. It's easier to paste directly into my Google document and crop it there rather than opening an application to crop ...
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How go to a specific page in google docs

In Notepad, you can press ctrl+g to go a specific page. Is this feature available in Google docs or not? I tried to search it. but I could not find any post related to it.
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How do I change my google profile picture

Every time I try to change my google profile picture. it says an embedded google docs page can't save it. I want to change my picture how do I? without it doing that?
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Google Sheets atomisation

I hope you are all well and healthy! I am looking for a solution in Google Sheets to automate something like this: and it could auto generate something like this Thank you in advance

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